2 Greek Gods in Athens (Athena and Apollo) by Themis

2 Greek Gods in Athens (Athena and Apollo) by 

(Finepix F31fd, auto mode – most likely)
One of the things I love about Athens is that, what for some is ancient history, for the Athenians is everyday life: I took this picture while waiting for the trolleybus!

The building is the modern Academy of Athens and was designed as part of an architectural “trilogy” in 1859 by the Danish architect Theophil Hansen, along with the University and the National Library. The gods in this picture are Athena and Apollo.
The picture won (25 August 2009) the Capital City with Matching Flag challenge and was Featured in the Capital Cities Of the World group and is so far (May 2010) my most viewed picture (over 1000 views) (and still my most viewed photo, with 1963 views at 16th August 2011).

Another of my postcards from Athens

For some detail (Athena), see this


  • GailD
    GailDover 5 years ago

    Such history to photograph. A must place to visit. Great.

  • Yes, you can’t take a few steps without finding something to photograph. Best time to visit seems to be Spring.

    – Themis

  • BettinaSchwarz
    BettinaSchwarzover 5 years ago

    ohhhh and there we go – right there I wish I was back there … a lovely shot … !
    love Greece

  • Thank you, I’m glad you like it – I love Greece too, despite what the population does sometimes (the riots last winter, the fires two years ago and now). I’m not Greek, so probably that’s why I photograph with wonder things the locals pass by everyday and most probably ignore. I would’ve thought this picture would get more votes, but not so far… I guess the tourists, like me, have their own version of the place, and the locals see it everyday while waiting for the bus :-) Thanks again for stopping by

    – Themis

  • Arie Koene
    Arie Koeneover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on winning the “Capital city with flag” challenge

  • Thank you! My first challenge, and my first win! :-] I’m really, really pleased, and I would like to thank the people who voted for my picture.

    – Themis

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    there’s that wonderful comp again…back in a tic…

  • Thank you! I’m shooting quite quickly, generally, and this one… the trolleybus was coming! Not only would I have had to walk quite a bit if I missed it, but it would have obstructed the view – no time to analyse :-)

    – Themis

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    Ok, i’d love you to add your best work…which should be a fair bit…here

  • WOW – and I’m saying that before and after reading the group rules! Saying that ’I’m flattered’ is an understatement, but I’m really lost for words! Many thanks, I’ll try to raise to the challenge (and for starters, I’ll add those photos you commented on). Thanks again

    – Themis

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    you did well:))

  • :-) Time will show

    – Themis

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    no probs…enjoy:))

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 5 years ago

    Fantastic image!

  • Thank you, visit and feedback much appreciated, and many thanks also for making it a favourite of yours!

    – Themis

  • Judith Hayes
    Judith Hayesalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations! You have placed in the top ten of the Preserving History Flags Flying Challenge!

  • Many thanks for the good news, much appreciated – and thanks to all who voted for it :-)

    – Themis

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago

    A gentle reminder to Please add your image to the All Naturally BLACK/ WHITE, DUO and CONTRAST BLACK / WHITE group as per group/challenge guidelines – many thanks!

  • Sorry! I changed my challenge entry at the last minute, and forgot (big headache to blame) – will do this minute! Thanks for the reminder :-)

    – Themis

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